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  • Book of Wise Sayingsby W. A. Clouston

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    In dire need of a stout dose of sound advice? Shake the doldrums and get back on track by dipping into W. A. Clouston's fascinating Book of Wise Sayings. Bringing together bon mots and aphorisms from around the world, this volume can soothe the soul in troubled times or provide philosophical fodder for a lively discussion. more...

  • Das Fremde im Eigenstenby Bernd Kortländer; Sikander Singh

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 46.76

    Die nationale Identität Deutschlands ist im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert zunächst über die Kultur und Sprache bestimmt worden. Erst spät entwickelte sich die Idee einer staatlichen Einheit, parallel mit dem Verfall der feudalen Strukturen und dem Aufstieg des Bürgertums, zu einer politischen Vorstellung und Forderung. Und erst in den Jahren zwischen der... more...

  • Reflections upon Genreby Jan Engberg

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 54.89

    The presents book departs from an observation made by a group of scholars at Aarhus University: On the one hand, the concept of genre is present in and pivotal for a number of different disciplines studying texts such as literary studies, analytical text linguistics and the investigation of text production in professional settings. On the other hand,... more...

  • After 1945by Hans Gumbrecht

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    What is it the legacy that humankind has been living with since 1945? We were once convinced that time was the agent of change. But in the past decade or two, our experience of time has been transformed. Technology preserves and inundates us with the past, and we perceive our future as a set of converging and threatening inevitabilities: nuclear annihilation,... more...

  • The Ashes Quiz Bookby Hugh Larkin

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 4.99

    Are you a cricket fan? Do you eagerly await the biennial Test cricket series between England and Australia? Are you an expert on all the facts and figures relating to the Ashes? If so, you are certain to want to have a go at answering the 250 challenging questions in The Ashes Quiz Book. In 1993, which England captain resigned after four Tests, when... more...

  • A Companion to Alexander Literature in the Middle Agesby David Zuwiyya

    BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00

    Drawing on decades of research on Alexander literature from all over the world, this book is bound to become a medievalist's best companion. It studies Alexander romances from the East and the West in literary form and content. more...

  • The Computation of Styleby Anthony Kenny

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Each year more and more scholars are becoming aware of the importance of the statistical study of literary texts. The present book is the first elementary introduction in English for those wishing to use statistical techniques in the study of literature. Unlike other introductions to statistics, it specifically emphasizes those techniques most useful... more...

  • Das europäische Mittelalter im Spannungsbogen des Vergleichsby Michael Borgolte

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 77.00

    Marc Blochs Plädoyer von 1927 für eine vergleichende Geschichte des europäischen Mittelalters war zwar unter seinen Schülern und Enkelschülern nie ganz in Vergessenheit geraten. Doch offenkundig mußte erst die westöstliche Spaltung des Kontinents im Kalten Krieg überwunden werden, damit neue, konzentrierte Anläufe zur Realisierung des umstürzenden... more...

  • Der Drache in der mittelalterlichen Literatur Europasby Timo Rebschloe

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 61.51

    Der Drache ist eine beliebte Figur der Literatur ? von der Antike bis heute. Er ist aber anscheinend auch ein Stereotyp: Er verkörpert bis heute das Böse, das Chaotische, das lebensfeindliche Prinzip und sogar den Teufel. Diese Arbeit fragt, welche Rolle speziell der mittelalterlichen Literatur bei der Deutung des Drachen zukommt. Unter Berücksichtigung... more...

  • Funny Epitaphsby Arthur Wentworth Eaton

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Giving up the ghost, cashing in your chips, kicking the bucket, meeting your maker -- however you prefer to think of death, it's something that will happen to all of us, so why not have a sense of humor about it? That's the attitude that the writers of the epitaphs featured in this uproarious collection seem to take. Author Arthur Wentworth... more...